Eirini Ampatzi-Ippikoglou practices in a way that involves looking beneath the mask. She believes that by exploring the past, you can find the deeper meaning behind your feelings and actions. Eirini will provide a safe space for you to discover your inner thoughts and discuss anything that might be troubling you. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is at the centre of the therapeutic process and that this should be based on trust. Counselling is a journey that can lead to self-knowledge and awareness. Eirini provides a facilitating environment that will enable a place of authenticity and acceptance.
Whilst therapy can be a challenging progress, Eirini will ensure to follow your own individual pace. By processing troubles from the past, Eirini believes that long kept emotions can be released and that you have the capacity to feel fulfilled within yourself. Through this empathic exploration, she can assist you to gradually develop, accept and manage what makes you unhappy, whether this may be a belief, a defence, a fear.
Eirini is interested in exploring issues surrounding relationships with the self or others, abuse, anxiety and depression. She has experience working with vulnerable adults from all walks of life, including refugees and homeless people.
She is a psychodynamic therapist and a member of BPS and BACP. Eirini’s journey into psychotherapy started with her Psychology degree. She is currently in her second year of her Counselling MA and attends clinical psychoanalytic seminars. Eirini works as a counsellor for The Awareness Centre with NHS patients in Wandsworth, where she provides counselling sessions in English and Greek.